Ontario Construction News staff writer
The first phase of a $121 million multi-phase project to build a new long-term care home in North Bay has started with demolition of a walkway between Cassellholme Home for the Aged and Castle Arms One to allow an interior courtyard to be converted into parking.
Etobicoke-based Percon Construction Inc. is the general contractor on the project, working with Canor Construction, Designed Roofing, Essential Exteriors and Northern Glass and Metal.
Canor recently completed building footprint, site services, landscaping, retaining wall construction, asphalt and concrete works at the Gateway Cascade Casino in North Bay, a $3.2 million project.
The current Cassellholme building, constructed in 1961, will be replaced with a state-of-the-art, 264 bed facility with:
- larger bedrooms
- more space for community, treatment and recreational activities
- new Indigenous spaces and special needs units
- enhanced infectious disease protocols
“We tease about the fact we have been here 14 years ago. I still have that decorative shovel, it’s rusted over, it’s been that long,” Nippissing MPP Vic Fedeli said at the March 11 sod turning.
“It’s a great day for Cassellholme. The significance of this equipment shows that it’s actually happening.”